Director of Technology Location: Shenzhen, China Start Date: Spring 2019
Avenues: The World School is widely recognized for our sophisticated use of technology for learning and innovative global school concept, with campuses connected across multiple continents through technology. Now, the newest Avenues campus, in Shenzhen, is seeking a Director of Technology. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an entrepreneurial, collaborative leader with deep abilities as an educator, people manager, and technologist to manage and enhance the environment at Avenues Shenzhen.
The Director of Technology will ensure that technology effectively supports innovative teaching, learning and daily operations. S/he will also lead a future team of talented technology integrators, system administrators, and IT support staff committed to the operation of our campus and to the successful technology use by every member of our community. And s/he is a leader in the global Information Systems and Technology team, comprised of talented, diverse professionals at the intersection of education, operations, and technology.
What Will You Do? As Director of Technology at Avenues Shenzhen, you will:
Select, support and implement technologies that best contribute achieving the campus’s short- and long-term goals
Partner with, influence and support other campus leaders to embrace and best utilize information technology at Avenues
Build and maintain a highly engaged, effective team of technology staff, including technology integration, technology support, campus infrastructure and library and media
Collaborate with division and department directors (academic, admissions, business, registrar, library, etc.) to identify and support technological needs in their areas
Develop and manage technical projects and programs by the VP, Information Systems or other appropriate administrator
Provide high-level operational planning and support to build the local campus infrastructure as well as hands-on understanding of technology systems and services. This includes technology planning, implementation, and troubleshooting across IT, Security, and AV as needed to successfully support the campus teams and supporting locations
Learn more and apply at https://shenzhen.avenues.org. Include a letter of application, in English, in which you thoughtfully explain why you believe that this role at would be an excellent match for your experience, skills and passions.
Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Avenues is committed to diversity among our staff, and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
You'll bring to this role most or all of the following:
Energized by Avenues’ mission and opportunity for impact in education
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, systems analysis, operations or equivalent experience
5+ years of experience at the intersection of technology and education/learning
A keen analytical, problem-solving approach, including in ambiguous situations that require figuring out new solutions rather than taking predetermined paths to success
Ability to lead effectively through relationships, persuasion and influence
Keen intellectual curiosity and mindset of continuous learning and growth
Sense of deep personal responsibility for the organization’s success
Strong understanding of usability, information design, hierarchical analysis, architecture design
About Avenues: The World School
In the fall of 2012, Avenues: The World School opened the doors of its flagship, 15-grade (N-12) independent school in New York City offering students a truly global education. Today, the school serves over 1,300 students. The vision of Avenues is to open schools in the world’s leading cities. Avenues will be a highly-integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common vision, a shared curriculum, collective professional development of its faculty, the advantages of modern technology and a highly-talented global leadership team.